shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/07/2010: Terrapin Side Project Volume #9 - The Dark Side (Belgian Style Imperial Stout)... Aroma: Milk chocolate, orangy hops, mild licorice. Appearance: Near black and opaque; minimal carbonation. Flavor: Good flavors of semi-sweet chocolate, notes of vanilla, licorice, molasses; heavily roasted malts with just the right amount of residual sweetness; a bit of alcohol though nose. Palate: Rich and smooth. Overall: The aroma doesnít reveal much, but the flavor is loaded!
1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #218 for this beer.
Reynolds314 (1877) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Retired like a boss. Really sweet and candy sugar like with some fruity yeasty undertones. A little bit of soy and metal in there but all in all it aint bad.
Ernesto987 (3009) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, sweet and needs time to open up, as expected cause of its age. Sweetish and malty
Mora2000 (5104) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt with some licorice and yeast notes. The flavor is similar. I get some heavy chocolate and roasted malt, which is complimented by some yeast and licorice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Another nice side project beer from Terrapin.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The smell is malts, chocolate, roast, cocoa, and malts. The look is dark, brown in color, and has a beige colored head. The taste is malty, roast, cocoa, chocolate, and good.
rdixon77 (349) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting beer...a Belgian Style Imperial stout and it was! Dark colored with a brown head. The aroma was strong Belgian (banana, yeast, a little bit of raisin). The taste surprised adding more roasted flavor and some chocolate presence. Interesting dark fruit and cherry tartness in there as well. Creamy mouthfeel. Interesting beer, though not the best Iíve ever had, worth it if you get a shot.
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared all the way back at Ye Olde EBF 2010 hotel room tasting. Light sweet chocolate notes, some belgian esters, but most notable a fruity character that is in fact reminiscent of an export stout rather than the Imperial Stout this should probably be listed under.
illidurit (1948) - Sonora, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Fruity and sweet with plum/raisin/date/prune. Cocoa and chocolate with very little roast. Very Belgian and estery.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. A very dark brown body is topped by a small, beige head. Chocolate, coffee and something reminiscent of molasses in the aroma. A whiff of alcohol too. The flavor has a pleasant addition of resiny hops trying to bring some balance, but itís still more on the dark malty side with chocolate, coffee and a touch of molasses. Full body, soft carbonation. Tasteful and pleasant. 111209
johnnnniee (1820) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade from brentk56, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black with a huge tan head that Slowly subsides and leaves lots of stickies. The aroma is not what I expected, lots of caramel, chocolate, earth, and dark fruits, not much roast or Belgian yeast inspired esters. The flavor compensates with a bit of roast coffee and chocolate up front. Some caramel and dark cherries and raisins round out the flavor nicely but still not much in the way of Belgian inspiration. Medium to thick body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet creamy tart fruity type mouthfeel. This is a nice stout, it has a foreign extra meets quad kind of feel to it. The Belgian influence is subtle, but it works. This was probably a little better when fresh, I wish I hadnít lost this one in the back of the stack.